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and expanding recreational access to the nanticoke river and broad creek. we're connecting delaware city to chesapeake city and extending the milford riverwalk. in dover, we are expanding the capitol city trail along the st. jones river. the delaware bayshore initiative is protecting the thousand acre marsh and expanding the ted harvey wildlife area. projects like these improve our quality of life and make our state a magnet for talented workers. communities attract business investment by being vibrant with recreation and culture, and also by being safe. the delaware state police and their colleagues from wilmington and new castle county are working with attorney general biden to reduce violent crime in the city of wilmington. those efforts include intelligence gathering, targeted investigations, and an emphasis on ensuring that our most violent offenders are off the street. last year, i authorized six new state troopers from the violent crime fund to focus on the violent gangs and drug- trafficking groups that commit the majority of homicides in delaware. this year, i propose funding fo
, colleagues and city colleagues, mayor vincent gray from our neighbors and new columbia. [laughter] ambassadors, members of fema of these united states. [applause] katie o'malley and the men and women of the maryland general assembly, there is more that unites us than divides us. this year, one of those things is the mighty, mighty baltimore ravens. [cheers and applause] my goodness. also bipartisan agreement. look, all of us are familiar with the ravens story, but their are also a number of remarkable people who are with us. i want to share a few of their stories with all of you. first, one of our nation's leading minds and most prominent advocates of science, technology, and engineering, math and education, some of you know them as a member of the school state board. later this week president obama will be awarding him the national medal of science for his achievement in physics. dr. james gates. [applause] two years ago, and that just two years ago, this woman has turned around a workplace into a full-time job. please welcome janice in caroline county and melissa jones harris. [
standalone veterans home in northern nevada to complement the veteran's home in boulder city.[applause] these resources will help ensure that our service members receive the benefits they deserve. we owe the men and women who serve our country nothing less than total victory. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, by doing all of these things, we are laying the groundwork for the future of our children and their families. they are the foundation of my budget and will continue to be the primary focus of my administration. my executive budget that will be transmitted to the legislature tonight represents general fund spending of approximately 6.5 billion dollars for the next two years -- which is a modest increase over my last budget. caseload growth in health and human services drives much of this increase. my commitment to k-12 education has also increased spending for our schools. but we must only allow for growth that our fragile economic recovery can bear. in this budget, we've reduced the tax burden on local businesses, we've addressed increasing caseloads and we've begun to di
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